Hello! I’m Tiberius, one of the first egg-masters of the game. Since I was the first to bring up the topic of timing and to successfully master the wheel, I get a lot of fingers pointed at me. I get a lot of blame. I get a lot of envy. I get a lot of begging. I get a lot of hate.
I apologize if my methods go against your beliefs. I apologize if I’m wasting your time right now. However, this needs to be addressed. Too many people continue ranting about this without analyzing the situation from both perspectives. This is why I’m here.
I understand that many people are frustrated that they do not have all of the monsters that us timers do. I get that. I really do. It’s aggravating to know that other people have so many powerful monsters by doing something so “easy.”
I understand that you timers are frustrated that people are complaining and attacking you…well, I take most of the blame, so it might not be that bad…but still! I know that you don’t think timing should be prevented in the update, and I get where you’re coming from.
I understand that those who posted guides are simply trying to help out. It’s great that you’re providing assistance. However, realize that you aren’t helping the situation. Do not take this the wrong way. I’ll explain this shortly.
Now, the best way to do this would be to give you all an example. I’ll try to address each group…
Think of a Stock Market. Think of any Capitalist Economy. People act out of self-interest. Please realize that those who time are no different from them. What do stock traders do to make money? They trade. How do they do it successfully? They practice, they study, and they invest time. If they do it successfully, do they make large amounts of money? Of course they do. This is no different from timing eggs. It’s a steep learning curve…or at least…it was, until people posted guides. I’ll get to that later, though…basically, we study, invest time, and practice egg spins until we master it. Then we keep getting better and make money. Is this any different from a stock trader? No. Think of a man who comes up with a brilliant formula. This formula solves many unanswered questions, gaining him massive amounts of cash…he invested his time, his skill, and so on to develop something that would give him money. Is this different from timers? Again, it’s the same thing. We work hard to do what gives us benefits.
Now, there’s the matter of posting guides on the forums…really, isn’t it the same thing as letting everyone know the secret to winning the lottery? Isn’t it the same thing as telling people how to “beat” the stock market? Sure, you may be trying to be fair and increase balance…but the reality is that this will not work. Why do you think command markets…err…communist economies…always fail? Well, okay…never mind, that will lead into a lot of unnecessary discussion. The point is…true equality cannot exist. And if it did, would this game still be fun? If everyone had the same monsters? They would totally use the same strategies. Why? Because it works. Look at Charca+Stego. I used it a few times several weeks ago and it apparently caught on, causing a HUGE issue here. Now everyone is all hyper about stun…whatever, I’m getting off topic. The point is…people would always use the strategies that work if they have the monsters necessary. Ashley’s teams will sooo get copied when the monsters are released…GAH! Off topic again…the point is…it would be boring. Would you look in a mirror all day? Would you eat the same thing all the time? Would you wear the same clothes every day? Would you battle countless opponents that are exactly like you? No. It makes it boring. But that’s only less than a third of the issue. You’re ruining profits, really. Why would people pay if they can just time? Exactly, they wouldn’t. Why would the developers continue with the game if they aren’t making money? Exactly, they wouldn’t. I don’t believe that I need to explain that further. Last but not least…People should work towards it. It’s more rewarding. About 5 of us timers worked hard towards developing our own methods, giving hints here and there without ruining anything…it was rewarding. I was proud to have come up with a method that works. And I’m a fan of working hard. This is why I hate it when people call timing an easy and cheap method. It’s not…IF you made your own method and don’t use a stopwatch. How many of you can say that? Hardly any. Is it rewarding? Or was it just a way to be better than everyone else by following others? I worked hard to master timing. Countless hours. Other people spend hours and hours farming. Other people sacrifice sleep to do OM…really, are you going to hand it out to them? Help them! Give advice! Don’t ruin the experience by just giving them the answers. Someone doesn’t strive to work out more to get better if you give them steroids…you don’t give a starving man some fish, you teach him how to fish. Please don’t take this the wrong way, I respect you all and understand what you’re trying to do. But please, consider what I have said.
Now…I would like to go on to explain that people have no right to attack us at all. If you do, you’re attacking every person who made money by inventing something, every stock trader in the world, and so on. We all follow the same principles. We work hard and study hard to try to develop something that gives us a benefit. That is all. I try my very best to help this community. I answer every unanswered question to the best of my ability. I give advice to those who struggle. In regards to the game, I’ve talked with the higher-ups about some contests so that I can help give back a little, while making the community tighter and making the forums more active. I put forth any ideas I have to make this game better. I come on day after day to make bonds with some fantastic people. I respect you all, I love the game, and I do NOT appreciate ANY of the disrespectful comments that many people like myself receive. That is all.
In regards to timing itself…I have developed a method and have sent it to the administrators. I promised that I would waay back when I brought the initial issue up. After reviewing it, I highly doubt that the issue of timing would go unaddressed. If it does, I will strive towards modifications. Petitions if necessary. I have done my best to analyze the enigma of analyzing the analysis of eggs. And now, I am pushing for its end. It is what’s best.
I apologize to those who have been affected, and to those who will be. But if you are to gain anything from this…please realize that egg timers are not at fault, that the developers should not receive any blame or anger, that the people who feel that it is unfair have a right to be frustrated, and that everything that occurred would have happened no matter what. Self-interest, folks. That’s what humans do.
Thank you so much for your time.